Learn to Paint Tulips
Tulips fresh for Spring. Easy and fun this Learn to Paint Tulips will have you painting them in no time!
I also did a video but I confess to being a lousy videographer and lets just say my videos are testimony to that.
I figure they serve the purpose intended of showing you how my brush moves and along with my photos (not great either since I have to hold the camera and take the shot with my left hand) you will get the gist of how to do it.
You can start with a pattern as I did for demo purposes but you can also just sketch in some ovals for placement of the tulips and layer on the petals.
Look at a photo of some tulips and emulate placement of the petals. Remember, we are not going for realism but giving the impression of something.
Your own style will shine thru rather than following someone’s pattern.
Then practice, practice, practice.
This is my practice sheet I worked on before starting the tutorial.
Lets start with leaves.
For an entire post on leaves CLICK HERE, I will link to it at the end as well.
Double load your brush, I used a 3/4” flat brush and DecoArt Amercana Avocado Green and Citron green
The first leaves are the behind leaves.
Place your loaded brush drag up while applying pressure
Here comes the tricky one, the turned leaf.
I failed to do it right but you should start the leaf on the chisel edge so the bottom of the leaf is narrow coming from the stem and not so broad.
You start out the same as the regular leaf
Clear as mud?? Hopefully the video will help.
Drag in some stems with the chisel edge and get ready to paint some tulips!
I used a #12 flat brush and DecoArt Amercana Royal Fuchsia and Snow (titanium) White
Double load your brush
Start with the back petals, I used a scallop stroke
Add a few more strokes , until you are happy.
I did some modified S strokes following the contour of the petals.
Paint Fast and Easy Tulips Video
Do the same with the second tulip.
You note that the front petals are a bit different.
Brushes: One Stroke Brush Set
Canson Mix Media Paper
I hope the video, which I posted links to throughout this post for convenience is helpful despite its short comings.
Here is another practice painting using the same pattern and methods but you can see how they turn out different each time.
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